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'… written in a lively and amusing style but not at the expense of mathematical rigour.' European Mathematical Society
'A fascinating account, which should appeal to a wide readership.' Mathematika
'… written in a lively and amusing style …' EMS Newsletter
'The mathematics is well within the grasp of a cultured A level mathematician and for those to whom the book is addressed, it can be recommended.' The Mathematical Gazette
The design of code and cipher systems has undergone major changes in modern times, not least due to the advent of e-commerce. This book will appeal to anyone interested in codes and ciphers as used by private individuals, spies, governments and industry throughout history.See all Product description
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But the book also has an easy going feel to it and is very clear. Mixed in with the math, you have tidbits of history and general culture mixed in. If you compare it to a very good book out there (the code book by Singh), you find out more about the codes and the mechanics of them in this book.
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